Category Archives: Collaborative learning

Vygotskian collaborative project of social transformation – History, politics, and practice in knowledge construction

Vygotsky’s theory has recently evolved as an innovative approach to many fundamental issues in psychology and education. Ironically, however, his legacy is mostly portrayed from the standpoint of outdated – cognitivist and individualist – views on science and history, including … Continue reading

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Collaborative Creation of Teaching-Learning Sequences and an Atlas of Knowledge

Viewer The article is about a new online resource, a collaborative portal for teachers, which publishes a network of prerequisites for teaching/learning any concept or an activity. A simple and effective method of collaboratively constructing teaching-learning sequences is presented. The … Continue reading

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An Educational Filter – A rhizomatic process applied to collaborative learning

Viewer —   Download This thesis explores the process of learning theoretically through a rhizomatic process applied to collaborative learning. A rhizome constantly changes, is flexible and spontaneous. The destination of the path is the process of networking. The Rhizomatic … Continue reading

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Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions

When students answer an in-class conceptual question individually using clickers, discuss it with their neighbors, and then revote on the same question, the percentage of correct answers typically increases. This outcome could result from gains in understanding during discussion, or … Continue reading

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Methopedia – Collaborative Learning Design and Activities

Methopedia is meant as a resource for Trainers and Lecturers who want to make their seminars more active by using different seminar methods. As educators we often wonder how active learning can be accomplished in larger groups, how online learning … Continue reading

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Horizontal Learning – Background, Practice and Possibility

Viewer   The concept of Horizontal Learning can be explored on two fronts: firstly as part of cultural epistemology and, secondly, as a strategic tool for community development. Horizontal learning practices have come to the fore with the re-emergence and … Continue reading

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Social Software and Participatory Learning – Pedagogical choices with Technology affordances in the Web 2.0

The two-way Web has arrived, accompanied by a raft of affordances that expand how we teach, communicate, learn and create knowledge. New trends are emerging in the way information is distributed and consumed. Emerging “Web 2.0” services such as blogs, … Continue reading

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Aprendizaje combinado en ciencia y tecnología – un curso de física experimental basado en un proyecto colaborativo

Este artículo describe un curso de ciencia y tecnología en la Universidad Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) y su evolución hacia un formato de aprendizaje combinado y hacia un diseño constructivista instruccional basado en proyectos colaboradores. El núcleo de nuestro trabajo … Continue reading

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